Is social media good for politics? That’s the question to be debated next week by teams of politicians and academics at Robert Gordon University as part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science.
We don’t often get to choose who we work with, especially in larger companies. Relationships have a huge impact on our mental health and sometimes we are forced to work with people where we lack what I like to call ‘people chemistry’.
Jojo Fraser: How can we begin to find the right words to say about something which is so tragically sad?
It's baby loss awareness week - a topic that will sadly be close to many peoples hearts.
Hills in Scotland over 3000ft are affectionately known as ‘Munros’ after Sir Hugh Munro, who compiled the first and original list of Munros in 1891.
Postnatal depression can creep up and take over those we least expect it to. Many will be struggling with it right now but too ashamed to speak out about it - I mean isn't having a baby meant to be a happy time?
Wherever you have been this summer, you will have noticed a strange phenomenon: teenagers, outside, walking around, in daylight hours.
Times are changing. The modern dad is hands on - he can change a nappy (it isn't rocket science). He can look after the kids so mum can get some much needed 'me time' or see their friends and drink gin.
Professor Sarah Pedersen: As private moments flood our news feeds, are ‘death selfies’ really that surprising?
The story of the selfie-taking tourist at an Orkney funeral recently is the latest example of what has become a frequent news story – someone taking a selfie in an inappropriate place or at an inappropriate time.
I started running in early 2015, 7 weeks after I had my 2nd baby. Back then I was pretty overweight and a 5k was a scary distance to me. It turns out that if you can put your mind to something that anything is possible.
When the twin towers fell on 9/11, social media had not yet become a worldwide phenomenon. Those searching for family members or friends in the rubble had to pin hastily photocopied posters bearing a photograph and appeals for further information on lamp posts or in local shop windows.
Professor Sarah PedersenAccording to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics, two-thirds of women over 75 have never used the internet. The figure is slightly better for men over the age of 75, but still over half of this group has not been online in the last three months.
Sometimes we meet people in life and they just have something special about them. It is like they have this secret. They are glowing with energy.
We are all fighting our own battles so we should always be kind. We never know what is going on in a persons head. We never know what they have been through in the past or what they are going through right now.
As a Mum of two young kids, there are days that I feel overwhelmed by how much is demanded of me. Some days my head literally spins as my one year old cries constantly and my three year old shouts orders.
It's mental health awareness week and I shall soon face the ultimate challenge and run my first marathon at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.
No wonder sleepy Jean was confused by Homecoming.
I’d heard the old adage that Britain and America were two nations separated by a common language and like many I’d scratched the surface on business trips and holidays, sorry vacations but nothing really prepares you for the day to day challenges of living here.
Rumour has it that the entire population of Aberdeen took to the streets with an empty glass in their hands when the weather forecaster said there would be a nip in the air… well so the joke goes anyway.
Everyone knows the lily, with its glossy white trumpets, alluring scent and annoying habit of getting fluorescent orange pollen on your white shirt at weddings. But there are literally thousands of species and varieties in all manner of shapes, sizes and colours - and more are being added all the time - some of which come about in the most unlikely ways
The schools might have gone back and summer holidays may well be at an end, but we are a nation that loves to travel so it won’t be long before we are looking out our passport and charging up our Kindle once more. Travel trade body ABTA found that in 2014 80% of Brits enjoyed a holiday.
Obsessive gardener and plant collector, Chris Mackay gives his first gardening instalment for the P&J...
Whenever I tell people what I do for a job, I get a few odd looks. Make up artist, they understand. Beauty blogger? Not so much.
Feature column by Angus Robertson MP: